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Advocate’s art and antiques to be auctioned for the Elizabeth College Foundation

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FINE art, antiques and jewellery belonging to the late Roger Perrot are to be auctioned next week, with all proceeds going to the Elizabeth College Foundation.

A deputy and advocate, he was 72 when he died in March.

Advance viewings for potential buyers are taking place this week at the Market buildings.

One collector, David Lihou, said that he had come to view the collection to find some pieces for his new house.

‘It’s a nice collection of antiques, plus it’s extra special because they were once Roger Perrot’s too,’ he said.

‘I’ve got my eye on a few things, but I won’t say what because I want to win them and not have any more competition when they go to auction.’

Anyone can attend the three-day auction, hosted by Martel Maides, which will feature pieces from low to high value.

They include an original blue Guernsey post box that stood at Guernsey Airport from 1946 to 1981 and was presented to Mr Perrot by Guernsey Post to mark his service as one of the presidents of its board.

Martel Maides Auctions development manager and auctioneer Jason Yendell said it was an honour to be involved in the sale.

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‘It is a big privilege to have been given the instruction to sell Roger Perrot’s collection by his estate,’ he said.

‘Particularly as he was a long-standing client of ours, buying regularly at fine art sales.

‘It’s great to also be able to showcase this wonderful collection, which is practically the whole contents of his house, here in the Market buildings themselves, they’re a great piece of Guernsey’s history. Bailiwick Estates have been very accommodating to allow us to do this.’

Mr Perrot was an old Elizabethan and the money raised from the sale will go towards the Elizabeth College Foundation.

The auctions will take place at the Cornet Street auction rooms each day from 10am on Wednesday until Friday.

. Advance viewings are taking place at the former HMV shop today, Monday and Tuesday, from 10am to 4pm each day.

Danielle Kenneally

By Danielle Kenneally
News reporter

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